Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Artist's Way - new blog forming

Martha over at Quilt Contemplation must have been reading my mind when she decided she was going to restart the Artist's Way workbook this fall.  Martha suggested forming a members only blog for anyone interested in supporting each other while we work through the twelve week creative process.  I've decided to join her.  I've worked the Artist's Way before and it really helped energize my creative spirit, though you can see it was pretty hard on the first book! 
It became clear as I was (not) working on "Ethan's Quilt" that I had a problem.  If I hadn't committed to getting it in the guild quilt show I'm not sure it would ever have gotten finished.  I had these great ideas but I was really blocked from putting them into action.  It was so frustrating to see it hanging there for months, while I worked like a beaver on any other project that wouldn't require any creativity or risk at all.  Then I was so stressed to get the quilt done that the process wasn't any fun at all.  This is not the way I want to achieve my goals!

Anybody thinking of joining us on this journey should leave a comment here or on Martha's blog.  We'll be starting next month.  Any questions?

4 comments:

martha said...

Hi Susan, My email is broken so I could not answer you. I bought the original AW and the workbook. I gave my old one to my daughter and i also bought one other one of hers. I do have the Vein of Gold in my collection of dust fathers--er I mean books!

martha said...

hahahaha dust fathers! i wrote gatherers! typos!

Pam said...

I have been wanting to read this book a couple of friends recommended it. what all do i need to participate

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

It looks like you gals had a great time.